A budget is a road map of the journey a company is planning to take. It is a cost of the activities the company must perform to arrive at its destination as specific in its Strategic Plan. Excel® is the toolbox of choice for model development. Put these two concepts together, and you have THE leading-edge budgeting and forecasting course available. This program explains the budgeting process from beginning to end. You will explore the budget development process; how decisions affect the "bottom line;" and what budget variances are saying. At the same time, you will learn how to use the leading-edge tools available on Excel®. Using a wide array of budgeting techniques, you will leave this program with the tools, techniques and confidence to develop budget models that gives you the ability to explore alternatives using tools as Solver, Scenario, Goal Seek, Regression, and other statistical techniques. You will explore the issues relating to capital budgeting.